Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Notable Results From Tuesday, December 6

Missouri 81, Villanova 71
Mizzou opened the Jimmy V Classic with an uneven performance against a game but overmatched Villanova squad.

Marquette 79, Washington 77
Missed the nightcap of the Jimmy V because I was watching LBSU-Kansas, but it looked like a good one. Glad I have it waiting for me on my DVR.

Kansas 88, Long Beach State 80
The Beach fell behind early in Allen Fieldhouse and couldn't recover. blog content preview: I'll have more about this game Wednesday afternoon, in a post that covers both of these teams and Missouri. But I need to re-watch this game first.

Syracuse 62, Marshall 56
The Orange remain undefeated through a tough test at the Carrier Dome. Many think the Thundering Herd, which already won at Cincinnati this season, can challenge Memphis for the Conference USA championship.

Northern Iowa 80, Iowa 60
The Panthers establish Hawkeye State supremacy with a resounding win over -- well, over the Hawkeyes. I hope they still do the Interlude Dance during home games in Cedar Falls.

Columbia 46, Holy Cross 45
Nothing says Ivy-Patriot quite like a 91-point game in which the winning team shot just 24.6 percent. Holy Cross scorched the nets, relatively speaking, by shooting 38.3 percent, but had three times as many turnovers (18) as Columbia did (in the spirit of an Ivy-Patriot matchup, I'll leave it to you to figure out how many turnovers the Lions had). Columbia's Marc Cisco -- the only player from either team to score in double figures -- spared the crowd of 539 the pain of overtime by hitting one of two from the line with two seconds left.

Louisiana Tech 94, Northwestern State 93 (Double Overtime)
Both the Bulldogs and Demons scored more points than Columbia and Holy Cross combined for, though they needed an extra ten minutes to do it. This game is what I love about college basketball, by the way. On a Tuesday night, you can walk into a gym in Ruston, Louisiana (should you be so unlucky as to find yourself there) and watch a freshman bank in a running 24-footer at the double overtime buzzer to win it.

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